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There are 6 ways to get from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Abu Dhabi to Jeddah, train

  1. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Jeddah (JED)
  2. Take the train from Jeddah Airport to King Abdullah Economic City

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Bus to Dubai, fly to Medina, train

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
  2. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Medina (MED)
  3. Take the train from Madinah to King Abdullah Economic City

Bus to Dubai, fly to Jeddah, train

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
  2. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Jeddah (JED)
  3. Take the train from Jeddah Airport to King Abdullah Economic City

Bus to Sharjah, fly to Jeddah, train

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
  2. Fly from Sharjah (SHJ) to Jeddah (JED)
  3. Take the train from Jeddah Airport to King Abdullah Economic City

Drive to Doha, fly to Jeddah, train

  1. Drive from Abu Dhabi to Doha
  2. Fly from Doha (DOH) to Jeddah (JED)
  3. Take the train from Jeddah Airport to King Abdullah Economic City

Drive

  1. Drive from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Saudi Arabia

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Saudi Arabia from June 21.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Saudi Arabia

Limited international flights leaving United Arab Emirates began to resume from July 7.

Last updated: November 25 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal is to drive which costs AED 320 - AED 470 and takes 20h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal is to bus and fly and train which takes 10h 3m and costs AED 1000 - AED 1900.

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The distance between Abu Dhabi and Thuwal is 1578 km. The road distance is 1884.5 km.

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Abu Dhabi Airport to Jeddah Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Thuwal is 1h behind Abu Dhabi. It is currently 4:32 AM in Abu Dhabi and 3:32 AM in Thuwal.

Yes, the driving distance between Abu Dhabi to Thuwal is 1884 km. It takes approximately 20h 10m to drive from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal.

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Qatar Airways, Gulf Air Bahrain, Royal Jordanian and two other airlines offer flights from Abu Dhabi Airport to Jeddah Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Thuwal. Prices start at 500﷼ per night.

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Map of how to get from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal.
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  • Distance: 1577.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 37m

What companies run services between Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Thuwal, Saudi Arabia?

There is no direct connection from Abu Dhabi to Thuwal. However, you can take the line 022 bus to Khaleej Al Arabi St/Bus Interchange, take the walk to Al Maqta, take the bus to Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1, take the walk to Abu Dhabi airport, fly to Jeddah, take the taxi to Jeddah Airport, take the train to King Abdullah Economic City, then take the taxi to Thuwal. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Al Jafiliya MS Landside, take the walk to Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2, take the subway to Airport Terminal 3 Metro Station 2, take the walk to Dubai airport, fly to Jeddah, take the taxi to Jeddah Airport, take the train to King Abdullah Economic City, then take the taxi to Thuwal.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1900﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
700﷼ - 2000﷼
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah via Dammam
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
950﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
950﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
950﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Doha to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2700﷼
Flights from Doha to Jeddah via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2700﷼
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000﷼ - 2300﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1300﷼ - 2600﷼
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000﷼ - 2000﷼
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1900﷼
Flights from Doha to Jeddah via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
490﷼ - 2300﷼
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
650﷼ - 2800﷼
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah via Doha
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2300﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina via Doha
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
950﷼ - 2300﷼
Flights from Doha to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000﷼ - 2700﷼
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Manama
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina via Manama
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900﷼ - 1800﷼
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Amman
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
950﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Doha to Jeddah via Amman
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650﷼ - 1700﷼
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000﷼ - 2600﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1300﷼ - 3100﷼
flyadeal
Website
flyadeal.com
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Dubai to Jeddah via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Dubai to Medina via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1100﷼ - 2300﷼
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sharjah to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Doha to Jeddah via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1500﷼
SalamAir
Website
salamair.com
Flights from Doha to Jeddah via Muscat
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750﷼ - 1100﷼
Train operators
Saudi Railways Company (SAR)
Phone
920000329
Email
customerservices@sar.com.sa
Website
sar.com.sa
Train from Jeddah Airport to King Abdullah Economic City
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
sar.hhr.sa
Train from Madinah to King Abdullah Economic City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
136﷼
Schedules at
sar.hhr.sa
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
rta.ae
Bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
26﷼ - 40﷼
Schedules at
rta.ae

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